It’s finally coming, the ESV Study Bible; coming to a bookstore near you October 14th. I saw a sample of this Bible while I was at the T4G conference and it looks like it’s going to be pretty sweet. Below is the low down of what you’ll get in this hunk of a Bible.
- 5,000-plus notes—focusing especially on understanding the Bible text and providing answers to frequently raised issues.
- Over 50 articles—including articles on the Bible’s authority, reliability, and interpretation; on biblical archaeology, theology, worship, prayer, and personal application.
- Over 200 full-color maps—created with the latest digital technology, satellite images, and archaeological research; printed in full color, throughout the Bible.
- 200-plus charts—offering key insights and in-depth analysis in clear, concise outline form; located throughout the Bible.
- 80,000 cross-references—to encourage easy location of important words, passages, and biblical themes.
- More than 40 new full-color illustrations—including historically accurate reconstructions of the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, Solomon’s temple, Herod’s temple, the city of Jerusalem in Jesus’ time and throughout the history of Israel, and many more.
- Free ESV Online Study Bible – when you buy a copy of the print edition.
- 8 Different editions to choose from
If you think that’s awesome, just wait. I’ve heard rumors of MacArthur putting out an ESV edition of his study Bible. I think it’s going to be a close call, though. Those are both two solid study Bibles